Trip Report: Qantas Business Class QF37 A330-300 - MEL to SIN (Melbourne to Singapore)

Having checked out the American Express Lounge and the Qantas International Business Lounge on my flight out to Auckland, I decided to head over to the relatively-new Plaza Premium Lounge here in the Melbourne Airport before my flight. While I did not expect to be won over by this lounge, it is now my favourite airport lounge in this airport - the space is beautiful, the food is decent and the quality of coffee is surprisingly good. Even though my previous flight on Qantas’ A380 in Business Class was rather unimpressive, I was really looking forward to this MEL-SIN flight on their flagship Business Class product.

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It's Not Alaska Airlines, It's Royal Air Maroc - New Oneworld Member from Mid-2020

Contrary to speculations in the industry, the latest airline to join oneworld is not Alaska Airlines but Royal Air Maroc instead. The airline is expected to be implemented into oneworld in the middle of 2020 and it will start flying alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the airline business.

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Trip Report: Qantas Business Class QF36 A380-800 - SIN to MEL (Singapore to Melbourne)

By switching to Qantas, I was able to travel in a 2-2-2 cabin (which is not great but probably better than Emirates’ 2-3-2 layout) and more importantly, I managed to cut my layover in Melbourne Airport down to 6 hours from 13 hours. The A380 Business Class product on Qantas is probably one of the most lacklustre cabin products that I have ever taken.

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Oneworld Press Conference to Announce First Full Member Airline Recruit on 05 December - Could It Be Alaska Airlines?

The aviation industry is abuzz with news about a 'first full member airline recruit' for Oneworld - the scheduled press conference is confirmed in New York for 05 December 2018 and there is a possibility that Alaska Airlines may become a part of this alliance. This speculation was first spotted on Skift and it will become the alliance's second 'Oneworld Connect' member (apart from Fiji Airways) if the rumours are indeed true.

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